Creating a business plan is one of the standard “must haves” for entrepreneurs. The single hardest thing about writing a business plan is making it useful to your business.
Your slide deck is ready. You’ve rehearsed your main points. It’s nearly show time. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot. Here are 10 statements that are sure to tank any investor pitch.
Are you raising funds? You have a lot of competition. Whether you are in casual conversations, or you are pitching in a formal setting, you need to know what qualities investors look for in a startup team.
Every entrepreneur I know has endured setbacks as they poured themselves into their startup. I’ve been there myself. You might be there now, headed for it, or recovering. Here’s how to thrive through failure.
Entrepreneurs often believe that investors need to feel some pressure of demand to get them out of tire-kicking mode and into the driver’s seat. How you create that demand makes all the difference.
I am honored to be interviewed by Todd Cook, an airline pilot, experienced leader, financial adviser and entrepreneur. We talk everything from entrepreneurs, to family, to Mastermind groups.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I joined a friend’s startup. I had a successful background in consulting and leading a technology group for a super-regional bank. I went from a company of 90,000 to being employee number three.
I am honored to be interviewed by Stacy Amaral Kauffman of the JenningsWire Podcast. We talk startups, success and failure, and 5 things that the most successful entrepreneurs do regularly.
I work with entrepreneurs regularly who have raised or plan to raise money from a friend or a family member. While this seems like an easy path to fueling your startup, taking friends and family money can lead to significant difficulty.
I am honored to be interviewed by Brian Mininger, an experienced leader, entrepreneur and business adviser, on his Small Business Revival podcast.